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English definition of “sort sth/sb out”

sort sth/sb out

phrasal verb with sort     /sɔːt/ US  /sɔːrt/ verb
B2 to deal successfully with a problem, a situation, or a person who is having difficulties: We've sorted out the computer system's initial problems. [+ question word] It'll be difficult to sort out how much each person owes. Most of the job involves sorting out customers who have queries.Correcting and mendingEditing and compilingDealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
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